coun·​try·​wide | \ ˈkən-trē-ˈwīd How to pronounce countrywide (audio) \

Definition of countrywide

: extending throughout a country

Examples of countrywide in a Sentence

The murders attracted countrywide attention.

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Skeptics of the Taliban talks have charged the Trump administration with backing away from tougher positions over the past several months, including an earlier insistence on ensuring the Taliban agree to a countrywide ceasefire. NBC News, "Trump's envoy clashes with Afghan government over proposed Taliban deal," 6 Sep. 2019 Travelers can also check the U.S. State Department and the U.K. Foreign Office websites for additional insight into countrywide travel warnings. Jess Mchugh, New York Times, "Tips for L.G.B.T.Q. Travelers to Visit the World Safely," 18 June 2019 Yet these borewells’ impact on the water table, plus untrammelled urban development, have led to a drastic depletion of natural aquifers and a countrywide water crisis. The Economist, "India’s magnificent stepwells are relics of a nuanced history," 13 July 2019 The creator of the countrywide celebration of fathers is often considered to be Spokane, Washington, resident Sonora Smart Dodd. Teen Vogue, "The Forgotten History Behind Father's Day," 15 June 2019 There are also countrywide organizations like the National Patient Advocate Foundation, which has no-cost case managers to help advocate on behalf of patients. Mattie Quinn, SELF, "8 Ways to Negotiate and Pay Off Expensive Medical Bills," 15 Feb. 2019 Supporters for a nationwide ban on face coverings amassed the necessary 100,000 in 2017 to put the issue to a countrywide referendum, though a date hasn’t been set yet. Brian Blackstone, WSJ, "Swiss Canton Votes to Ban Burqas," 23 Sep. 2018 Throughout her work and countrywide workshops, Sage questions stereotypes and racial bias while providing a platform for other makers to shine. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Cool Girl’s Guide to Toronto," 27 Dec. 2018 International pressure helped halt a military offensive to take back Idlib, the largest province still under opposition control, and diplomats said a cease-fire there could be used to generate a countrywide peace deal. Farnaz Fassihi, WSJ, "U.N.’s Special Envoy to Syria Calling It Quits," 17 Oct. 2018

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of countrywide

: happening or existing in all parts of a country

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